April

“Honorary Hispanic” Jeb Bush could woo Latino voters: NBC Latino

April 28 by Erika Sanchez

There is no doubt that Jeb Bush has recently increased his national profile. In addition to heavily promoting his new book Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution,” this past Wednesday Bush gave a speech in Dallas titled “Restoring America’s Promise: The Leadership Required and the Policy Changes that are Needed.”

 

Undocumented immigrants: Who are they and what do they seek?: VOXXI

April 21 by Griselda Nevarez

Gary Segura, a pollster and co-founder of Latino Decisions, said that in many of the recent conversations over immigration reform, the voices of undocumented immigrants like Sanchez have been largely absent. “But rather than just simply assume things about what these immigrants themselves want, we decided to ask them.”

 

Breaking down the Senate's immigration overhaul bill: NPR

April 19 by Michel Martin

The new Senate proposal to overhaul immigration policy is more than 800 pages long. Host Michel Martin gets a crash course on some of the details and what they mean for immigrants and the rest of the country. She's joined by immigration lawyer Sonia Ansari and Matt Barreto from the polling group, Latino Decisions.

 

Undocumented Latinos strongly support background checks: NBC Latino

Apr 18, 2013 by Sandra Lilley

If a full background check is required for citizenship, 93 percent of undocumented Hispanics would find it acceptable, according to the findings of a recent Latino Decisions poll of undocumented Hispanics.

 

Poll shows 87% of undocumented immigrants want to become citizens: KHOU NPR

April 16 by Florian Martin

According to the poll by Latino Decisions, an opinion research group, 85 percent of Latino undocumented immigrants say they have at least one family member who is a U.S. citizen. And 87 percent say they would apply for U.S. citizenship if given the opportunity.

 

Nueve de cada 10 indocumentados aspiran a la ciudadanía de EEUU: Univisión
April 15 by Maribel Hastings

En la víspera de la presentación de un proyecto bipartidista de reforma migratoria en el Senado, plan que incluiría una vía a la ciudadanía para los 11 millones de indocumentados, un nuevo sondeo de Latino Decisions.

 

Hispanic-Asian Immigration Key to Fast-Growing Electorate: Businessweek

April 15 by Mark Silva

The study notes that 42 percent of Hispanics surveyed say they would be less likely to vote for a Republican if the party took a leading role in blocking an immigration overhaul, citing a survey released March 5 by Latino Decisions.

 

Undocumented Immigrants Closely Tied to US, Poll Says: U.S. News & World Report
April 15, by Rebekah Metzler

According to the survey by Latino Decisions, 85 percent of undocumented immigrants have family members who are U.S. citizens, including 62 percent who have at least one U.S.-born child.

 

9 out of 10 Undocumented Immigrants Want to be Citizens: ABC News

April 15 by Jordan Fabian

Polls about immigration reform tend to test the attitudes of the broad American public. But what about undocumented immigrants, the people the bill will likely affect most?

 

Most Undocumented Immigrants Have US Citizen Relatives: Fox News Latino

April 15 by Elizabeth Llorente
The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, found that the immigrants had deep ties to the United States, despite their life in the shadows. Nearly 70 percent say they have lived in the United States at least a decade, the report said.

 

Majority of undocumented immigrants already have ties to U.S. : Miami Herald

Apr 15, 2013 by The Miami Herald

A new poll of undocumented immigrants released Monday morning by Latino Decisions reveals that a large majority have a relative - a spouse, a son or daughter or other relative - who is already a legal U.S. resident or U.S. citizen.

 

Poll Deflates Right-Wing Claims About Undocumented Immigrants: Media Matters

Apr 14, 2013 by Solange Uwimana

The poll released April 15 by Latino Decisions found that more than three quarters of undocumented immigrants from Latin America "came to the U.S. for better economic opportunity, or to create a better life for their family."

 

The word 'illegal' to describe immigrants may be slowly making an exit: San Antonio Express

April  8 by Elaine Ayala
That was underscored in a 2012 poll done by Latino Decisions, which concluded language matters. It found non-Latinos “highly associated” “Latino” and “Hispanic” to illegal immigration.

 

Unauthorized Latino migrants are optimistic about immigration reform: NPR

April 8 by Gene Demby

Over the weekend, Marco Rubio, the Republican Senator from Florida, appeared on all of the Sunday political shows — as well as the talk shows on Telemundo and Univision — to stump for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. A bill is expected to be introduced to Congress this week.

 

Immigration Advocates Tell Rubio Fall in Line or Risk Backlash: TPM

April 5, 2013, by Benjy Sarlin

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) recent concerns about the pace of immigration reform are causing heartburn for immigration activists, who warned the senator on Friday that he’ll only damage the odds of a bill passing and his own political standing if he keeps calling for a slower process.

 

GOP Stands on Immigration, Obamacare Alienate Hispanics: Hispanic Business

Apr 1, 2013 by B.D. Campbell

"When Republicans keep saying they will repeal the health law, Latinos hear the party is going to take away their health care," said Matt Barreto, cofounder of the nonpartisan polling firm Latino Decisions, as reported by the Times.